Renewables

FloatGen proves floating wind power is good investment

FloatGen: New evidence of floating wind’s “high power” promise

In the past three months, the EU’s FloatGen floating wind project has operated at close to 60% of its maximum capacity, providing additional evidence of the offshore technology’s potential to generate high and consistent output from deepwater sites. The 30MW Hywind Scotland array, installed in the North Sea by Equinor in 2017, produced power at …

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Good start of the year: Renewables covered 88% of Portugal’s electricity needs

Portugal experienced extremely beneficial weather conditions in January. It led to 88% of the nation’s electricity being powered by renewables. Additionally, usage of gas-fired power plants was considerably decreased due to substantial precipitation and wind/solar output. The Portuguese grid operator, REN monitored such changes. Up from over 60% in 2022, which was already one of …

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Solar energy prices in the U.S. continue to skyrocket as projects delay

As project developers have struggled to obtain imported panels, U.S. solar energy contract prices have increased by a third over the past year, according to a report released late Monday. Thanks to the recent enactment of generous federal subsidies, the cost of wind energy has dropped significantly in recent times, providing a much-needed boost to the …

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Renewable energy and non-renewable energy? What's the difference?

Are you sure you know the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy?

Really, are you sure you know the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy? Trying to answer the obvious sometimes happens confusing questions arise. So, why don’t we clear it once again? Renewable energy is the energy obtained from natural resources that are replenished. That’s clear. Those natural sources can be wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and …

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Wind farms caused BP and Orsted to compete over overlap space

Owner of Ikea gets necessary approval for huge Swedish offshore wind farm

The Galatea-Galene wind farm off the coast of Sweden finally got the green light from Nordic developer OX2, who also secured a crucial regional permit. The 1.7GW project of Ingka Group owned by Ikea, now mostly just needs the federal government in Stockholm to approve a final permit. The ambitious project in the Kattegatt Strait, …

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Wind power installations will go slower this year, Vestas predicts

Vestas predicts a slower year for wind power installations after disappointing 2022 sales

The wind power giant Vestas issued an early warning of a difficult year after reporting dismal 2022 sales hampered by project delays and impairments. Fewer wind turbine installations this year, according to the business, are a result of lengthy regulatory procedures in Europe and sluggish U.S. activity prior to the Inflation Reduction Act’s effects taking …

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Wave energy systems work, even though they are expensive

And now, something completely different: Wave energy systems work beyond expectations

At the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, AWS Ocean Energy announced very positive findings from the current stage of sea trials of wave energy systems. At EMEC’s Scapa Flow test site, the Waveswing wave energy converter recorded average power above 10kW and peaks over 80kW during a period of moderate wave conditions, constituting …

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Finland, renewables and being carbon neutral - successful story

Let’s go there: Finland is well on its way to being carbon neutral by 2035

Finland is at the forefront of the transition to renewable energy sources. The country has set ambitious goals to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and is making significant progress toward achieving them. The Finnish government has implemented a range of policies to address climate change and reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. One of …

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Wind farms caused BP and Orsted to compete over overlap space

Clash of two energy giants: BP and Orsted compete over wind farms in North Sea

A massive carbon capture project in the North Sea is being planned by the oil company BP. It is essential to Britain meeting its emissions targets. To assist the country in reaching its renewable energy targets, power company Orsted plans to construct one of its sizable offshore wind farms. Due to a double reservation on …

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